Palmer's pattern

BassTrakk shows Luke Palmer in second place with 14 pounds, 8 ounces of bass in the livewell for a total of 42-2.

According to Andy Crawford, who provided this photo, Palmer is using a jerkbait worked near the shoreline. Supposedly, his area near a boat ramp is a well known tournament bass release site.

During practice, he told Andy the area produced 2-pounders away from the shoreline, with the size and weight of the bass increasing nearer the bank.

The conditions are ideal for jerkbait fishing, with a slight breeze and sunny skies.